‘Broncos’ hold change of responsibility for senior NCO

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Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear (left) accepts responsi- bility as the new senior enlisted adviser for the 3rd BCT, 25th ID, at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, Jan. 5. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear (left) accepts responsi- bility as the new senior enlisted adviser for the 3rd BCT, 25th ID, at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, Jan. 5. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Broncos,” 25th Infantry Division, held a change of responsibility ceremony on Weyand Field, here, Jan. 5.

After two years as the Broncos senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Alan E. Michaud, relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear.

“Command Sgt. Maj. Michaud, you created the best noncommissioned officers that a brigade commander could want,” said Col. Robert Ryan, commander, 3rd BCT. “The embodiment of our noncommissioned officers, they are defined by excellence.

Command Sgt. Maj. Alan E. Michaud (center), outgoing senior enlisted adviser, 3rd BCT, “Broncos,” 25th ID, receives a parting gift for his hard work and dedication to the Bronco Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Jan. 5. His commander, Col. Robert Ryan (right), reviews the award. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

Command Sgt. Maj. Alan E. Michaud (center), outgoing senior enlisted adviser, 3rd BCT, “Broncos,” 25th ID, receives a parting gift for his hard work and dedication to the Bronco Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Jan. 5. His commander, Col. Robert Ryan (right), reviews the award. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

“The impact a sergeant major has on a force is everlasting,” Ryan continued. “Command Sgt. Maj. Michaud, your impact has made us all more ready from division to the fire team. You’ve truly been a professional and a role model for all to follow. Command Sgt. Maj. Michaud, thank you for your brilliant service. Well done.”

Michaud’s next position is with the 196th Infantry Brigade at Fort Shafter to become its senior enlisted adviser. During the ceremony, he shared a few words.

“Thanks for your support,” he said. “I’ve never been in a unit, in a long time, (where I’ve) felt this level of camaraderie and teamwork, until I got here. Things that we needed to fix. Things that needed some attention. We didn’t have to ask for a whole lot of help. All we had to do is help each other to get those things fixed, and I appreciate it.”

Spear, coming over from Bronco’s sister brigade, 2nd Inf. Bde. Combat Team, “Warriors,” 25th ID, had also been assigned to 3rd BCT’s 2nd Battalion, 27th Inf. Regiment and 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. Regt., earlier in his career.

Command Sgt. Maj. Alan E. Michaud, outgoing senior enlisted advisor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Broncos,” 25th Infantry Division, receives his permanent change of station award for his hard work and dedication to the Bronco Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Jan. 5, 2018. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear assumed responsibility of the brigade from Michaud. (U.S. Army phot by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Command Sgt. Maj. Alan E. Michaud, outgoing senior enlisted adviser, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Broncos,” 25th Infantry Division, receives his permanent change of station award for his hard work and dedication to the Bronco Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

“I’m humbled and privileged to assume responsibilities as command sergeant major of this great organization and serve alongside Soldiers and the families that carelessly devote their lives to being part of something greater than themselves day after day,” Spear said.

“Today is a homecoming for myself and my family,” he continued. “The Soldiers and families that comprise this outstanding organization have always been viewed as part of the Spear family. The grit, tenacity, drive and perseverance of the Bronco Brigade are well known across the Army. I’ve been privileged to see it on the field of battle first hand, and I’m proud to be serving back amongst your ranks.”

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